Innovative ways for utilities to deploy shared electric vehicle charging at multi-unit dwellings
- Mar 25, 2020 2:47 pm GMT
This item is part of the Innovations in Power - Spring 2020 SPECIAL ISSUE, click here for more
Electric vehicle sales in the U.S. are nearing 1.5 million, with significant growth recorded month over month since 2011 (see Veloz chart). At this rate, the U.S. is slated for 1.28 million EV sales in 2026 alone.
At this rapid adoption rate, over 30 million EVs will require charging infrastructure by 2030. There are a number of efforts underway to increase public charging, especially fast charging along major highway corridors by companies like Electrify America, EVgo, and Tesla. But if today is any guide, more than 80% of charging will continue to take place at home. That’s great news for homeowners since most “fueling” won’t even take a trip to a station across town; instead, they can pull into their own garage and charge up overnight.
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